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Doctor insights on: Can Inflamed Arthritic Joints Cause High Sed Rte

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

A rare side effect: You do't specify the medication - so all one can say is that some do have rare reports of joint pain. Some are actually being prescribed to relieve such pain - and it is not likely to make sense anytime soon. Trust yourself - if you are not able to justify the negative side effects for the help - ask Dr. To get you off that one. Either try another or rely on CBT therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an arthritic subtalar joint?

What is the best way to treat an arthritic subtalar joint?

Depends: On degree of pain, how you are functioning etc. Anything from bracing to injection therapy to surgery...... ...Read more

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What is risk of further damage to arthritic joints by using pain killers?

What is risk of further damage to arthritic joints by using pain killers?

None: There is no damage to your joints from taking pain killers. They don't affect your arthritis negatively. Narcotics work on the brain, non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications actually contribute to reducing inflammation, thereby promoting slowing of the arthritic process. ...Read more

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Is the cold weather bad for my arthritic joints? Thanks!

Is the cold weather bad for my arthritic joints? Thanks!

No actual damage: Cold weather does not cause any actual damage to arthritic joints, per se, but the cold weather and barometric changes can cause increased pain in arthritic joints. ...Read more

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Could the arthritic lump on my finger joint be removed?

Could the arthritic lump on my finger joint be removed?

Yes: Depending on the location they are usually called bouchard's or heberden's nodules. They are rarely of an significance, but are harbingers of joint arthritis. Removing them usually trades a bump for a scar, and recurrence does occur. ...Read more

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Does moving an arthritic joint have a negative or positive effect upon that joint's lubrication?

Does moving an arthritic joint have a negative or positive effect upon that joint's lubrication?

Positive: The bulk of the scientific literature suggest that gentle, frequent full range of motion increases joint lubrication, decrease joint stiffness and improves arthritic symptoms. ...Read more

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I want to put on weight, have arthritic conditions in all joints, is weight training recommendable for that in gym or it would hurt the joints more?

I want to put on weight, have arthritic conditions in all joints, is weight training recommendable for that in gym or it would hurt the joints more?

See your Orthopod as: From your short hx, I presume you probably have ra.
Initially after starting the exercises you will hurt the joints to some extent, with increasing pain ;/ swelling, but the benefits of the exercises far outweigh the disadvantages. So exercises and keeping fit would help you considerably.
Do check with your local orthopod or the rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to get joint replacement or fusion for arthritic hands?

Depends on joint: Distal joints need stability and proximal joints need mobility. The knuckle nearest the finger tip is usually fused, with good results. The knuckles nearest the hand can be replaced. Some arthroplasties utilize tendons or other soft tissue, others use silicone or metal and/or plastic. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate form of relief for arthritic/aching weight bearing joints?

What is the most appropriate form of relief for arthritic/aching weight bearing joints?

Arthritis: As far as medication is concerned, nsaids (over the counter and prescription) and tylenol (acetaminophen) are commonly used. Talk to your doctor to make sure you can tolerate these medications. Low impact exercise such as swimming, biking, and elliptical use can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Will the arthritic-like joint pain resulting from taking arimidex (anastrozole) dissipate once I stop using it?

Will the arthritic-like joint pain resulting from taking arimidex (anastrozole) dissipate once I stop using it?

Consult your doctor: I recommend all your concerns be addressed with the physician that prescribed that medication to go over risk and benefits and side effects and duration. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint?

What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint?

Can help reduce pain: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is a form of viscosupplementation. There are many chemicals used :synvisc, orthovisc, Hyalgan and others. These are chemical substances that are similar to the cartilage of the knee. Some are totally synthetic and one is from the comb of a rooster. They are used as a single or series of injections into the knee to relieve pain and improve function. They are inert and have no side effects. ...Read more

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How should far infrared therapy help to relieve my painful arthritic joints?

How should far infrared therapy help to relieve my painful arthritic joints?

Laser therapy: 808 and 905nm wave laser therapy does lessen joint pain and swelling, working at the cellular level. I've used it for the past 3 years. Stacked treatments work best. ...Read more

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If I took napraxin, can I take ibouprifin a few hours later for added relief for arthritic joint pain?

If I took napraxin, can I take ibouprifin a few hours later for added relief for arthritic joint pain?

No: They are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medicines. Taking Ibuprofen just a few hours later can cause stomach upset or far worse ulcers, in addition to possible side effects to blood pressure and to the kidneys. Naproxen stays in the body far longer than the ibuprofen. Take one or the other only as prescribed or as noted on the bottle's instructions. ...Read more

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How fast can palpable arthritic changes to joints of the hand/fingers take place?

How fast can palpable arthritic changes to joints of the hand/fingers take place?

Different types: The wear and tear type of arthritis (osteoarthritis), which is the commonest type takes years to develop as cartilage slowly erodes. However more inflammatory types like rheumatoid, other autoimmune types or psoriatic or gouty arthritis can develop rapidly and be acute (suddenly) and then become chronic. ...Read more

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MRI neg 4 Meniscal tear. No internal derangement. Some popping, arthritic chges, bone spurs. PT 6 wks no relief 4 joint line pain. What is happening?

You have the answers: You mentioned arthritic changes, popping, bone spurs... these are all reason to have pain in the knee with even mild osteoarthritis. If you are not better with PT, I would consider maybe a Synvisc/Euflexxa injection series. Avoid steroid injections if possible. Also lastly you could look into stem cell options like Regenexx. Check out regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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5 mm anterolisthesis of L5 on s1, discogenic disease at l4-l5 and l5-s1, arthritic changes of the facets joints at l4l5, l5-s1, mild flattening L4 l2?

5 mm anterolisthesis of L5 on s1, discogenic disease at l4-l5 and l5-s1, arthritic changes of the facets joints at l4l5, l5-s1, mild flattening L4 l2?

Degenerative Disease: What you are describing are arthritic changes in the lumbar spine, what question are you asking, as I am unclear as to what you want to ask! ...Read more

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Vitamin d level of 11.4 with ongoing joint pain, all arthritic tests normal including xrays. Enlarged thryoid, all thyroid tests normal.

On the right track: Vit d very low would need to supplement to level at least 30 40 would be nice whole body can hurt with that level of vit d joints and muscles ask dr to rx 50, 000 units every week for 12 weeks. ...Read more

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I am doing weight training but have arthritic pain, esp. In thumb joint and wrists. Would you recommend sports gloves or therapeutic gloves or?

I am doing weight training but have arthritic pain, esp. In thumb joint and wrists. Would you recommend sports gloves or therapeutic gloves or?

Wrist arthritis: The arthritis of thumbs and wrists can become more symptomatic due to repetitive positioning of the wrist and pincher movement of the thumb. Modifying positioning of wrist and hands can help, splints for your thumb (medigrip) can help. This use of topical antiinflammatories such as voltaren (diclofenac) gel can help as well. Variablity in work out program can also help. ...Read more

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Can living at high altitudes cause joint pain?

Yes: People how live in high altitudes could devoloped joint pain, if they go down to lower altitude they may get rid of that. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol cause joint pain?

Can high cholesterol cause joint pain?

NO: It has many other implications, but not a cause of joint pain, . ...Read more

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What disease causes inflamed joints?

What disease causes inflamed joints?

Inflamed joints: There are many types of inflammatory arthropathies. The most common one you may have heard of is rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis can also cause an inflamed, swollen joint. ...Read more

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I live in sanfrancisco. I am now visiting new england and the humidity is high. Suddenly my fingers ache and it feels arthritic. Humidity the cause?

I live in sanfrancisco. I am now visiting new england and the humidity is high. Suddenly my fingers ache and it feels arthritic. Humidity the cause?

Possibly yes: That's a good thought :) many people with mild arthritis can tell you when it will rain, snow, etc a few days before. The change in humidity and air pressure as weather systems come and go often cause joint pains. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is often enough to control this. If it doesn't improve, worsens, or you get other symptoms (rash, fevers, etc) follow up with your doctor. ...Read more